This is our home that we have owned and raised our family in since 1990. We live here year round, but are often away from home on business. It is during the times that we are on the road that we welcome guests to use our home.
We have three bedrooms, and two baths. We will provide a full kitchen with all appliances and amenities you need. We have a washer and dryer you are welcome to use. All linens and towels will be provided.
Simply put, all you need to bring is clothes and groceries and you are ready to go!
Detroit Lakes, and Detroit Lake in particular, is not only a good fishing lake, but it is also a great recreational lake. Besides the normal fun water activities of fishing, swimming, jet-skiing, tubing, and just trolling the lakeshore on your boat, there are at least five restaurants and bars that you can just pull up to from your boat. They include the Original Zorbaz, Lakeside Lodge, Holiday Inn, Fireside Supper Club, El Toros Mexican, and our favorite Long Bridge Marina. Also a favorite summer activity is to take your boat out to the sandbar with lunch and cocktails and celebrate with the often 50-100 other boats out there doing the same thing in water that does not go past your knees for nearly half a mile!
FISHING?? from DNR Website
Detroit Lake has a variety of fish habitats and the fish community reflects that diversity.
Leech Lake strain muskellunge were first stocked in Detroit Lake in 1989. Fishing opportunities now exist in this lake for catching muskies over fifty inches long and weighing well over thirty pounds. Recent publicity and excellent fishing have made this lake a very popular destination for muskie anglers from throughout the state and region.
A century ago, Detroit Lake was known to harbor lake sturgeon weighing over 100 pounds. Historical accounts from the Detroit newspaper document angler catches of these giants in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Stream fragmentation (dam building), over fishing, and water quality degradation resulted in the loss of this long-lived and slow maturing fish species from Detroit Lake and the entire Red River watershed. Several steps have been taken to reverse this condition and restore the fishery including modifications of dams to make them passable by fish, various water quality improvements, and restrictive fishing regulations. In addition, lake sturgeon reintroductions began in Detroit Lake and a few other Red River watershed locations in 1997. Some of these sturgeon have recently been found during test netting and electrofishing in Detroit. Also, there have been two reports of anglers catching and releasing lake sturgeon during recent years. There is currently no sturgeon harvest allowed in Detroit Lake because of the length of time it takes for sturgeon to become sexually mature (approximately 15-25 years). However, the potential exists to catch fish over 100 pounds in this lake within decades.
Walleye fishing continues to be very popular in Detroit Lake. Walleye test net catches have been remarkably stable since 1970, except for a decline four years ago which has now reversed itself. Nine different year classes of walleyes were sampled, but the most abundant was the 2008 (age three) which should provide good fishing in the near future. Walleye are stocked at a rate of one pound per littoral acre (1895 lbs) annually to supplement natural reproduction. Natural reproduction occurs periodically but not frequently enough to sustain the walleye fishery in Detroit Lake.
Bluegill catches were down somewhat, but they are still relatively abundant compared to other ecologically similar lakes. Large bluegills (those over eight inches) were found in very modest numbers in 2011. Bluegills have historically been slow growing in Detroit and it is believed that most bluegills reaching seven inches or longer are soon harvested by anglers. With the recent decline in abundance, however, bluegill growth rates appear to have increased. It still takes about six years to grow an eight-inch bluegill in Detroit Lake.
Largemouth bass, black crappie, northern pike and other species continue to be important parts of the fishery in this lake. Northern pike were larger on average in 2007 than at any time in the recorded history of Detroit Lake. Four years later average pike size has reverted to a more "normal" range for this lake. The average length of pike in this young population was 18.8 inches in 2011. With continuing shoreline and watershed development, this diverse, productive, and valuable fishery will need help on several fronts to be sustained. Anglers can help to maintain balance in fish populations by voluntarily releasing a portion of medium and large fish and keeping smaller ones for eating. This is particularly true for northern pike and bluegill. Shoreline owners and other watershed dwellers can help to maintain or improve water quality and fish habitat by leaving shoreline buffer zones, by leaving stands of native aquatic vegetation intact, by taking precautions to prevent invasive species introductions, and by using wise land management practices. It is not known whether water quality can be improved enough to once again sustain a tullibee fishery in Detroit Lake.